The man, who is only being referred to as Janne, 32, was caught on film by security cameras at the Lidl discount store in Stockholm just twelve hours after killing his girlfriend by hitting her over the head with a frying pan. The couple’s two children were with him as he went on his shopping trip.
The woman, whom The Local is not naming in line with Swedish media convention, was murdered on 11th March, a Saturday. The couple had reportedly rowed over her plans to leave Janne, taking the children with her.
Police have found evidence that Janne was searching the Internet for terms including “murdered his wife”, and drinking Jack Daniels and coke while his partner slept in the next room.
According to tabloid Expressen, neigbours reported hearing ‘heartbreaking cries from a woman’ at around 4 am. Police have also found evidence that at 4.15 am he entered the terms “blood stains” and “fabric cleaning” into Google.
He told police that he cleared up the blood and put his partner’s body on the balcony. He then woke up the children. Later on the Sunday, his Internet searches included “woman murder without body”, “dismembering” and “body in hole in ice”.
He visited Lidl later that day, buying plastic bags and detergent as well as the saw. The next day, Monday, after taking the children to daycare, he chopped up his girlfriend’s body.
On the Tuesday he bought a drill designed to cut through ice, and took the body in the car to the Södra Yngern lake, where he was seen by witnesses. The body was found on the Wednesday.
The prosecution of Janne was launched on Friday, and Stockholm district court will start hearing evidence next week.